Newbery Award Winners
Honoring the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children," these Newbery books include many of the best chapter books available.
2009 — The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Humor and suspense define this charming coming-of-age tale of the boy named Nobody who lives in a graveyard under the protection and tutelage of ghosts. Learn more.
2008 — Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
The youth of a Medieval English village, from the local fool to the lord's daughter, share their stories in this collection of monologues. Learn more.
2007 — The Higher Power of Lucky, by Susan Patron
Facing an uncertain future and anything-but-lucky situation, a girl navigates through her mother's death and its aftermath in a small California town. Learn more.
2006 — Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins
Written with a poetic, stream-of-consciousness flavor, this extraordinary coming-of-age story captures the emotions of teenagers who "criss cross" paths over one 1960s summer. Learn more.
2005 — Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
Don't miss this poignant novel about a Japanese-American girl who draws strength from her loving family to face prejudice — even when tragedy hits close to home. Learn more.
2003 — Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
View medieval life through the eyes of a 13-year-old orphan on a quest for self-identity and justice. Learn more.
1996 — The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman
Step into medieval times with a smart and strong preteen who literally picks herself up off the dung-heap and makes something of her life. Learn more.